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NAME

idvid − Identify videos, their codecs, and compliance with (S)VCD/DVD specs.

DESCRIPTION

idvid identifies each multimedia video file in a list, and reports its compliance with video disc standards such as VCD, SVCD, and DVD.

USAGE

idvid [OPTIONS] VIDEO_FILE(s)

For example:
idvid foo.avi
idvid −tabluar videos/*.mpg

OPTIONS

−terse

Print raw video characteristics, no formatting. Helpful when calling from other scripts.

−verbose

Print extra information from mplayer, tcprobe, and ffmpeg.

−fast

Don’t do lengthy play−time estimation; report length as reported by mplayer (possibly inaccurate). Results in faster execution.

−tabular

Display output in a table format for easier comparison. Most useful when identifying multiple video files.

−isformat [vcd|svcd|dvd]

Check VIDEO_FILE for compliance with the given disc format. If VIDEO_FILE matches the given format, then idvid reports "true" and exits successfully. Otherwise, idvid reports "false" and exits with status 1 (failure).

−istvsys [ntsc|pal]

Check VIDEO_FILE for compliance with the given TV system. If VIDEO_FILE matches the given TV system, then idvid reports "true" and exits successfully. Otherwise, idvid reports "false" and exits with status 1 (failure). IGNORED when −isformat is present.

EXAMPLES

idvid −verbose homevideo.avi

Report everything mplayer, ffmpeg, and transcode can determine about homevideo.avi.

idvid −isformat dvd homevideo.mpg

Check to see if homevideo.mpg is compliant with the DVD standard.

idvid −istvsys pal homevideo.mpg

Check to see if homevideo.mpg is compliant with PAL TV systems.

SEE ALSO

idvid(1), makedvd(1), makemenu(1), makeslides(1), makevcd(1), makexml(1), postproc(1), tovid(1), todisc(1)

CONTACT

For further assistance, contact information, forum and IRC links, please refer to the tovid homepage (http://tovid.org/).

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